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Russian translation: Счастливого Рождества! С Рождеством Христовым!

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22:01 Dec 17, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Merry Christmas
Just the phrase to send a Christmas card to a Russian friend.
Michael Heskett
Russian translation:Счастливого Рождества! С Рождеством Христовым!
Explanation:
First phrase is very close to Merry Xmas, while 2nd can treated as [my/our congratulations] (with) the Christmas [day].
Other version: Веселых Рождественских праздников (which means Merry Christmas holidays), but it is slightly cumbersome.... :-)

Note that
1. In Europe and USA first comes Xmas and then New year; therefore they have almost a week of holidays.
2. In Russia things are slightly different: first comes New Year (31.12 to 01.01 in Russian version of writing dates), then we have Xmas (07.01) and afterwards so-called Old New Year (13.01) which is New year but by old Russian calendar.:-)

Merry Christmas to you as well!
Yours,
Tagir.
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5 +8Счастливого Рождества! С Рождеством Христовым!
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Счастливого Рождества! С Рождеством Христовым!


Explanation:
First phrase is very close to Merry Xmas, while 2nd can treated as [my/our congratulations] (with) the Christmas [day].
Other version: Веселых Рождественских праздников (which means Merry Christmas holidays), but it is slightly cumbersome.... :-)

Note that
1. In Europe and USA first comes Xmas and then New year; therefore they have almost a week of holidays.
2. In Russia things are slightly different: first comes New Year (31.12 to 01.01 in Russian version of writing dates), then we have Xmas (07.01) and afterwards so-called Old New Year (13.01) which is New year but by old Russian calendar.:-)

Merry Christmas to you as well!
Yours,
Tagir.

ttagir
Local time: 15:31
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in TatarTatar
PRO pts in pair: 1025
Grading comment
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ludwig Chekhovtsov: И Вам Счастливого Рождества !
15 mins

agree  Yuri Geifman: what you have on Jan 7 is old-style Orthodox Xmas (due to the chaos surrounding the official conversion from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar - see http://jewishwebindex.com/time_-_date.htm if you are curious about the details)
23 mins

neutral  Sabina Norderhaug: This is the 3rd time for the last couple weeks someone is asking about "Merry Christmas". I can imagine what will happen closer to 24th :)
52 mins

agree  Rusinterp: Merry Christmas to all colleagues!
2 hrs

agree  Araksia Sarkisian: Merry Рождества !!! Счастливого Christmas!!!
3 hrs

agree  protolmach: Всем всем счастливых праздников! Хороший вопрос, дал нам повод сказать друг другу доброе слово!
4 hrs

agree  artyan: And Schastlivogo Rozhdestva to all!
6 hrs

agree  Oleg Rudavin: Support both the answer and all peers' reviews 8^)
7 hrs

agree  Data: Поздравляю всех. Счастья и удачных переводов.
9 hrs
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